Athletics

Freedom Academy’s Eighth Grader Talks Martial Arts

Diana started martial arts at eight years old. Since then she has earned her black belt USA Martial Arts. Her confidence has skyrocketed helping her achieve straight A’s in school. She has entered a few tournaments one in which she won second place for forms and another where re she won the Over All Grand Champion Trophy. Q. Your are …

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James Madison Junior, Aaron, Talks Sports and Teen Leadership

Q. You are involved in a lot of sports inside and outside of school. Tell us what you play? What positions are you? What is your all time favorite sport to play? A. I play football, basketball and soccer through my school; as well as playing club soccer. My favorite sport is soccer. I’ve played soccer for five consecutive years, three …

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Horizon Honors Senior Alexa Talks Volleyball and a State Champion Win

Q. You were the co-captain of your school’s Girl Volleyball Team, which won the State Championship this year. You also play on a club team. Talk about the importance of volleyball in your life. A. Volleyball has been a main focus of my life for as long as I can remember. I started playing when I was 8-years-old and really …

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Starshine Academy Student Jazmin Talks Volleyball and Student Council

Q. You enjoy playing volleyball tell us more about that? A. I have been playing volleyball since I was in the fifth grade at my old school. I was quite good. Q. You are on the Starshine Academy Student Council. What do you do on Student Council? A. Starshine Academy is a great school, but I would like to change …

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Xavier’s Badminton Team Wins Fourth Straight State Championship

Xavier College Preparatory’s badminton team captured its fourth consecutive state championship title by defeating Gilbert Perry High School in the final round of the state tournament on Thursday, October 27. The match lasted more than two-and-a-half hours, with the Gator team (seniors Tatum Clarke, Annie Kamps, Kiana Valentova Macdonald, and Emily Woodrow; juniors Maddie Reinhart and Alex Wolfson; and sophomores …

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Nine Xavier Seniors Sign National Collegiate Letters of Intent

Nine Xavier College Preparatory seniors signed national collegiate letters of intent last week to play their respective sports at eight colleges and universities.  Here is what they had to say! Elizabeth Caldarelli Q. What are you looking forward to most about playing college golf? A. I am most looking forward to playing golf alongside some of the best collegiate players …

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Jeffrey is a Triple Threat! Actor, Musician, and Athlete

Jeffrey is a scholar, athlete, and fantastic actor! He is a wonderful young man and an asset to the STA community. Q. You played flag football for STA and placed 2nd in the CYAA tournament. Tell us more about that? A. Playing flag football for my school was a very fun experience. In 5th, 6th, and 7th grade, we were …

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Xio Talks about Her Love of Jiu-Jitsu

Xio is an amazing athlete, earning many awards in the very difficult sport of jiu-jitsu. She loves to compete and works hard at both her sport and her studies! Q. How long have you been doing jiu-jitsu? A. I started when I was five or six. My dad wanted me to try it, but I didn’t like it at first. …

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William Talks Healthy Life Stars Program

Q. You are involved in a program called Healthy Life Stars, how did you get involved in this program? A. My older sisters started to do it, and I joined with them when I was old enough. I love to run and I love to run with my family. Coach Chapman, Coach Lauck and Coach C all coached me to …

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Jake Swims His Way to Championships

Jake is a sophomore on the PCDS state champion swim team. He’s a great young man, good friend, and model PCDS student. He has also broken multiple PCDS swim records this year, and could be a highly recruited college athlete. Q. You a member of the Phoenix Swim Club. How long have you been on this team? A. I have …

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